Will The Defense See My Medical Records In A Maryland Medical Malpractice Case?
Will the defense see my medical records if I file my medical malpractice case in Prince George’s County Maryland? This was a question asked of me by a person who wanted a little more information regarding their possible medical malpractice case.
The short answer to the question is yes the defense will be able to get a copy of your relevant medical records. Read more below to get a better understanding of why this is the case.
YOU SET THE BALL IN MOTION
When you allege that your doctor has caused your medical injury you are essentially saying that the doctor did not give you good and acceptable care. In other words you are saying that the doctor fell below the standard of care owed to you, causing your injury.
To be able to prove this your medical records will take front and center stage. Remember, your medical records track things like the treatment given to you and your complaints.
HOW WILL THE DEFENSE USE THE RECORDS?
During your initial meeting with your Maryland medical malpractice attorney he or she will more than likely explain to you the importance of medical experts. These experts are critical to the success of your claim.
Medical experts will review your medical records and give an opinion as to the care given to you. In addition, these experts will explain to the jury how the doctor’s failure to follow the standard of care caused your injury.
The defense will have the same opportunity. They will hire experts to review the records and give an opinion as to the actions of the doctor and/or hospital in question.
WILL THE DEFENSE SEE MY MEDICAL RECORDS…
Hopefully you now understand the answer to the question of will the defense be able to see my medical records. Not only should you know the answer, but you should be able to understand why.
To speak with me further regarding whether your injury is due to medical malpractice, this is what I invite you to do. Pick up the phone and give me a call.
I can be reached at 301-850-4832.
I answer Maryland medical malpractice questions like yours all the time and I would be happy to listen to your story.
Boston Law Group, LLC
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Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815